Safety Code

STLL Safety Code

  1. Every adult member of Santa Teresa Little League is responsible for the safety procedures
  2. Each manager, coach, player, umpire, team parent shall use proper care to prevent injury to him/herself and to others
  3. First Aid Kits are issued to each team manager and additional kits are located at the snack shacks.
  4. Play area will be inspected before games and practices for holes, damage, stones, glass and any other foreign objects. Adults should remove any foreign objects, not the children.
  5. Team equipment should be stored within the team dugout or behind screens, and not within the “play” area or in the walking path of the players
  6. Only players, managers, coaches and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugout during games and practice sessions.
  7. Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of one player assigned for this purpose or the team’s manager, designated coaches or team parent.
  8. During practice and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter on each pitch.
  9. During warm up drills, players should be spaced so that no one is endangered by wild throws or missed catches.
  10. Equipment should be inspected regularly for the condition of the equipment as well as for proper fit. Contact the Equipment Manager for any equipment that needs replacement.
  11. Batters must wear Little League approved protective helmets during all games and practices.
  12. At no time should “horse play” be permitted on the playing field.
  13. T-Ball and Rookies are not allowed to slide. For divisions AAA, Majors, Big League during sliding practice, bases should not be strapped down or anchored.
  14. Parents of players who wear glasses should be encouraged to provide “safety glasses” for their children.
  15. On-deck batters are not permitted.
  16. Managers will only use the official Little League balls supplied by STLL.
  17. Once a ball has been discolored, it will be discarded.
  18. All male players will wear athletic supporters or cups during games. Catchers must wear a cup. Managers should encourage that cups be worn at practices as well.
  19. Male catchers must wear the metal, fiber or plastic type cup and a long model chest protector.
  20. Female catchers must wear long or short model chest protectors.
  21. All catchers must wear chest protectors with neck collar, throat guard, shin guards, and catcher’s helmet, all of which must meet the Little League specifications and standards.
  22. All catchers must wear a mask type throat protector and catcher’s helmet during practice, pitcher warm-up, and games. Note: Skullcaps are not permitted.
  23. Catchers may not catch, whether warming up a pitcher, in practices or games without wearing full catcher’s gear and an athletic cup as described above.
  24. Catchers must wear a catcher’s mitt (not a first baseman’s mitt or fielder’s glove) of any shape, size or weight consistent with protecting the hand.
  25. Shoes with metal spikes or cleats are not permitted. Shoes with molded cleats are permissible.
  26. Players will not wear watches, rings, pins, jewelry, or other metallic items during practices or games. (Exception: Jewelry that alerts medical personnel to a specific condition is permissible and this must be taped in place.)
  27. No food or drinks at any time in the dugouts. (Exception: bottled water, Gatorade)
  28. Manager or coach will never leave an unattended child at a practice or game.
  29. No Children under the age of 14 are permitted in the Snack Shack.
  30. Never hesitate to report any present or potential safety hazard to the STLL Safety Officer immediately.
  31. Make arrangements to have a cellular phone available when a games or practice is at a facility that does not have public phones.
  32. Speed limit is 5 miles per hours in roadways and parking lots.
  33. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the premises at any time.
  34. No medication will be taken at the STLL facilities unless administered directly by the child’s parent or guardian. This includes aspirin or Tylenol.
  35. No playing in parking lots at any time
  36. No playing in construction areas at any time. This includes any sand bins and or saw dust bins.
  37. No playing on and around lawn equipment, machinery at any time.
  38. No smoking within 20 feet of the dugouts and snack shack. There is no smoking allowed at any field.
  39. No swinging bats or throwing baseballs at any time within the walkways and common area of the complex.
  40. No throwing rocks
  41. No climbing fences or back stops
  42. No swinging on dugout roofs
  43. Observe all posted signs.
  44. Players and spectators should be alert at all times for foul balls and errant throws.
  45. All gates to the fields must remain closed at all times. After players have entered or left the playing field, gates should be closed and secured.
  46. Bicycle helmets must be worn at all times when riding bicycles on the premises as well as to and from the premises.
  47. Use crosswalks when crossing roadways. Always be alert for traffic.
  48. No one is allowed on the premises with an open wound. Wounds should be treated and properly bandaged.
  49. There is no running allowed on the bleacher and no playing underneath the bleachers.